Search Results: "Jennifer Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE'S CRAZY DINOSAUR ADVENTURE by Jennifer Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"She's a good dog with a great set of apps. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Canine explorer Millie here builds a time machine to avoid running late with a friend's birthday gift, but she soon finds herself chased by a baby T-Rex. Read full book review >

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THE TASTERS GUILD by Susannah Appelbaum
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Interesting concepts, but more like Ivy's poisons than her potions. (Flower Language glossary) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Fertile settings drown in swollen prose. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Narrative perspective shifts merely to impart information, and the climax—wicked king and queen deposed by the transformation of gems into butterflies—lacks internal logic. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A clever premise drowns in ostentatious prose. Read full book review >

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MILLIE & THE LOST KEY by Randy Lowenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"It's too early to tell if the running joke of Millie's outsized adventures will get old, but at least in this first set of apps, Millie more than earns whatever kibble App Store sales may provide for her. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
A new app series that combines several genres and styles to create a doggie adventure that feels fresh, Millie Was Here is off to a fetching start with a free preview—Meet Millie—and this separate full-length story. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE WORKS THE NIGHT SHIFT by Lisa Westberg Peters
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Enormously entertaining, particularly for the I Spy set. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Frankie works the night shift. / He empties one wastebasket. / He cleans two counters." Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Suitable primarily for working journalists and others concerned with support of a free press, this is a provocative compendium of issues confronting journalism as new technologies pose an array of threats to independent reporting."
Forget going to jail to protect your source—the government can simply identify her through metadata. Read full book review >

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NO ONE REMEMBERS YOUR NAME, WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) (ISBN13: 978-0-316-34168-4) by Laini Taylor

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split
BFF Charm: Yay x2
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Dreams of Libraries and Godspawn
Bonus Factors: Librarians, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Missing My Other Half

Cover Story: Sparklemoth Split

Although I’m not crazy about the font, this is such a pretty ...


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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MY FRIEND THE MONSTER by Eleanor Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Taylor's tale is just about average, but her adorable monster is a winner. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Louis finds a big, shaggy surprise in the family's new house. Read full book review >

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TSUNAMI WARNING by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Older readers will relish the text and come away with a greater appreciation for the scientists who struggle to understand natural disasters in order to keep people safe. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Shaking ground, an exposed sea floor, and a loud roar are natural warnings." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Like her All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories of the Heavens (2006), this digestible gathering will draw young readers—but fewer storytellers, as there are no source notes. (afterword) (Folktales. 9-11)"
In a slim and watery collection of northerly First Nations tales, land-dwellers fall in love with sea-dwellers, contentious humans are nearly all wiped out in a flood sent by exasperated spirits and the kindly Great Spirit temporarily gives over the souls of the dead to his opposite number, Evil Minded, but keeps them safe from harm by transforming them into ground mist. Read full book review >